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  • Arctic Foxes - Expedition Facts
    weather on the planet they will haul sledges packed with food fuel and equipment that weigh more than their own bodyweight The girls intend to use power kites on this historic trip to help them challenge the world speed record for crossing the Greenland ice cap which currently stands at just 6 days and 23 hours Skimming across the snow on skis the kites will enable the team to reach speeds of up to 35km h The Greenland Quest will take place throughout May 2006 Arriving in Kangerlussuaq on the west coast of Greenland the team will set up base camp on the edge of the ice cap and wait for favourable wind conditions before setting off The challenge is to make the journey across the ice cap arriving at Ammasalik on the east coast having covered a distance of 650km in less than 6 days The team will then make the return journey to Kangerlussuaq allowing a second attempt at the speed record Ending the expedition where they began the Arctic Foxes will have covered a total distance of 1300km and will become the first British all female team to have crossed the Greenland ice cap Foxy Facts The

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  • Arctic Foxes - Expedition History
    include Breakfast energy drink porridge During day 6 energy bars 3 litres of energy drink salami and nuts Dinner protein drink energy bar pasta meal hot chocolate drink chocolate bar

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  • The Expedition - Fitness & Training
    will need to be able to withstand 16 hour days of punishing walking and kite flying and then get up day after day to do it all again To achieve this the majority of the Foxes training focuses on increasing their endurance and stamina Every weekend over the coming months the Foxes will be completing progressively more challenging and enduring hill walks and runs building up their stamina and strength As part of thier training the Foxes can regularly be seen dragging tyres arround Richmond Park to simulate the feeling of dragging a pulk behind them on the ice So if you see them come and say hello Strength Improving their level of strength is key to enabling the team to drag 60 kilo pulks across the glacier hauling them over awkward sastrugi The forces involved in being pulled over the ice by kites whilst dragging pulks mean that the team will need to focus on both upper body and core strength The foxes will be spending a lot of time in the gym using weights to build up their strength over the coming months Fitness Anaerobic fitness is fundamental to completing such an epic and physical challenge Individually both in and out of the gym the team will use a number of techniques to improve their fitness including integral runs on the treadmill and hill sprints as well as spin classes and circuits As part of their training the team will also regularly complete VO2 Max tests at the University of Hertfordshire to assess the improvement in their fitness levels Nutrition Nutrition is key to the Foxes performance Sticking to low fat low GI food and staying clear of caffeine and alcohol will help ensure the team stay in tip top shape for their challenge and will assist their

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  • The Expedition - History of Crossing Greenland
    Air Route Expedition Unfortunately he died unexpectedly and the journey was completed by Wilfred Hampton who made the journey using dog teams The Females Since the 1930s there have been regular British crossings but in 1965 the Scottish Trans Greenland expedition included the first woman to traverse Greenland The first all female team to cross the ice cap was led by Norwegian Explorer Liv Arneson in 1992 closely followed by

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  • Arctic Foxes - Support / Behind the Scenes
    Matt Daniels at this can for their incredible work on the The Arctic Foxes video Edited by this can productions the Arctic Foxes video shows the girls getting ready for their expedition For more information please visit their website at www thiscan com Our fantastic logo was designed by Conny Freyer of Troika Troika 88a Acre Lane Unit 1 London SW2 5QN conny troika uk com 0 20 7737 2244 www troika uk com Thanks to Hollock Waine Design hwdesign zoom co uk Mattrix Printing Services 020 7732 5078 and Jagway 01732 838991 for brchure production The Foxes are also fortunate to have access to the excellent facilities at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire The laboratory is equipped to undertake most aspects of physiological biochemical psychological and biomechanical testing Consultancy testing there involves a wide variety of individuals including high profile athletes and at present is heavily involved with expedition related clients including testing for clients venturing to the polar extremes The Foxes are delighted to be supported by Dr Justin Roberts and his team at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire Dr Roberts holds a BA Hons Sports Studies Degree an MPhil in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition and a PhD in Applied Exercise Physiology and Nutrition He is also an Accredited Sports and Exercise Physiologist scientific support by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences BASES Dr Roberts ventured into the Health and Fitness Industry working as a Personal Trainer and Lifestyle Consultant During his MPhil Research programme he was employed by the British Olympic Association conducting research and applied testing for the British Olympic Medical Centre Dr Roberts has a main interest in Sports Nutrition and Weight Management particularly with an applied focus on triathlon and ultra endurance including expedition extremes Many thanks to Energizer for providing us with all of our expedition batteries We need them to power our GPS alarm clocks and MP3 players all of which are essential to the expedition We need long lasting and reliable batteries that can withstand temperatures that can dip to below minus 20 degrees C and are very pleased to be able to use Energizer Ultimate Lithiums which are proven to perform in extreme environments To see a full range of Energizer products please visit their website at www energizer co uk Adventure First Aid is providing the Foxes with the extensive training that they need to be prepared for whatever situations may unfold whilst out on the ice Adventure First Aid is approved to run First Aid Training certificated by Immediate Temporary Care and Rescue Emergency Care With over 100 years combined experience in the outdoor education industry their trainers are able to address the needs of individuals and tailor each course to the specific requirements of a wide variety of different workplaces and environments The girls can t survive without their morning porridge to power them through until lunchtime and they are looking

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  • Arctic Foxes - Breakthrough Breast Cancer Charity
    is committed to fighting breast cancer through research and awareness The Foxes will be holding a series of pre and post expedition events to raise money for the charity and hope that by featuring the logo on their website and kit they will help to raise awareness of its work too More details about the events will follow soon Supporting research and education Determined to realise our vision of a

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  • Arctic Foxes - Support / Behind the Scenes
    Greenland Quest If you or your company share the team s values of innovation determination and team spirit or if you would simply like to support them in their challenge then they would love to hear from you Sponsorship opportunities Include Brand association with a dynamic female team and an historic expedition Extensive national and regional media coverage Company logo on kites equipment and clothing Branding on the Arctic Foxes

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  • Arctic Foxes News/Events
    airwaves Pictures of the Foxes homecoming Expedition finished Penultimate podcast goes live Rachel on BBC special Fly over the Foxes with Google Earth BBC Devon coverage 4th Sun podcast goes live BBC ITV coverage Fly over the Foxes with Google Earth The Foxy podcast goes live Foxy Podcast direct from Greenland Foxes leave the UK Rob and Kate Join the Team Winners of the Captain Scott Spirit of Adventure Award

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